Stoller Vineyards is an organic and eco-friendly winery in Oregon’s Dundee Hills region of the Willamette Valley, specializing in Chardonnay and (of course) Pinot Noir. With this 2007 SV Estate Pinot Noir, Stoller pumps out a textbook Oregon Pinot, stuffed with dried herbs, licorice, and dark berries. It’s almost unripe, really, as if the grapes were not quite at maturity when they were harvested. That said, the bramble character, earth tones, and chocolate-covered raisin finish offers plenty to explore. Definitely a wine to drink with a big meal, like your Thanksgiving feast.
It’s actually even more perfect to drink tomorrow: It’s not just a classic American wine, there’s even a turkey on the label.
B+ / $40